Archive | January, 2017

Wind & Solar Are Cheaper than Coal! & They Save the Planet!

Ken Regelson says there is hope, as wind (1.7 cents per KWH) and solar cost much less than coal, and there are great advances in storage:  new batteries, pumping water uphill, running weighted trains uphill, heating up molten salt and storing it to produce steam, compressing air. …. People, cities, and companies can save lots […]

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James Hansen says “Act to Save the World from Climate Change”

In Jeff Goodell’s Rolling Stone article, James Hansen says we need a new political party that takes no money from lobbyists, and we need a carbon tax on fossil fuels that is distributed back to the people.  Further, he says we need to improve our forestry and agricultural practices in order to take carbon out […]

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Rachel Carson TV Special-PBS on 1-24-17

New TV film  “Rachel Carson” from WGBH.  Rachel Carson combined  three things: needing a sense of wonder to become curious and excited about nature; studying and learning through science about the natural world; and the need to publicize the risks and dangers of some paths, such as pesticides that were preventing birds and fishes from […]

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Help Stop Puppy Mills and Fight Animal Cruelty

We want to help expose the awful puppy mill industry and extend our support to groups that are trying to end this and other animal abuse. This article “The Dog Factory: Inside the Sickening World of Puppy Mills”  provides disturbing detail of the terrible conditions found in some of these shady businesses. Please support groups […]

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New Monument Protects Wild Canyons in Utah

President Obama protected Utah canyonlands by designating the new Bear Ears National Monument. Native Americans have gathered medicinal plants, firewood, and carried out ceremonies there.  Native Americans will be involved in managing this area. The area will be protected from oil and gas drilling and development.  Please call your federal senators and representative, telling them […]

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Epidemics – Books & Movies

The Betrayal of Public Trust and The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett http://lauriegarrett.com/ She explains how medical investigators figure out the causes of epidemics. She describes how we need a public health system and a disease surveillance system. She also notes along with Paul Farmer, Jim Kim, and Ophelia Dahl and the other founders of […]

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Protest EPA Plans to Allow Higher Radiation Levels

EPA Hid Planned Exposure Levels 1,000s of Times Safe Drinking Water Act Limits Source: RADICAL DRINKING WATER RADIATION RISE CONFIRMED IN EPA PLAN The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility group is making public these secretive plans of the EPA to weaken our legal standards for radiation  in our water.

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